Thursday, April 27, 2017

In the Wreckage by Hailey Turner

Title: In the Wreckage
Author: Hailey Turner
My Rating: A

Genre: Sci Fi Romance (m/m)
Series: Metahuman Files #1
Main Characters: Jamie and Kyle
Release Date: February 2017
Publisher:  -
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
A Marine with honor. 

After surviving a horrific chemical attack that turned him into a metahuman, Captain Jamie Callahan got a second lease on life. For three years he’s been working for the Metahuman Defense Force and leading Alpha Team—all against the wishes of his family. The job requires his full dedication, so it’s no surprise Jamie doesn’t have time for a relationship. An enticing one-night stand with a gorgeous stranger is all it takes to show Jamie exactly what he’s been missing. When a mission to take down a terrorist cell brings that same stranger back into his world, Jamie’s life gets complicated. 

A soldier with secrets. 

Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan was only looking to relieve some stress after a long mission. He didn’t know the hot guy he picked up at a bar was the leader of the MDF’s top field team. When Kyle and his partner get seconded to Alpha Team to help fight a terrorist threat, he has to balance his desire for Jamie against his duty to keep his secrets safe. That gets harder and harder to do amidst regulations both are tempted to break.

Two men trying to survive.

Giving into passion could cost both their careers. Abiding by the rules will only result in heartache. An attack on MDF headquarters brings with it a choice Jamie and Kyle can’t escape—duty, or love?

In the Wreckage is a 100k word steamy m/m sci-fi military romance with a HFN ending. There is military violence within the story that may not be suitable for everyone, as well as explicit intimate scenes not suitable for readers under 18.

My Review:

This book was recommended to me by one of my m/m reading buds...and I'm so glad she told me about it, because I loved it so much. 

This is a sci fi military romance set a few hundred years into the future, but the world is enough like ours that it never got confusing or to be too futuristic. 

Jamie is the captain of his metahuman team. Three years before they were out on a mission and were exposed to Splice...a drug that kills most people exposed to it. Those that it doesn't kill, they turn into metahumans with superhuman skills...skills that are different from person to person. Jamie now has superhuman strength. His team is made up of five others who were changed with him. The team issue...they can't find a sniper to fit in with this really tight team. 

After a particularly bad day, Jamie goes out looking to lose his stress. He meets up with Kyle and they have an explosive one night that works for both of them, but neither one of them is in a place that they can seek out anything more, regardless of how compatible they are. So, it's particularly surprising when Kyle shows up the next day as Jamie's new sniper. 

I loved this story so, so much. The twist took me TOTALLY by surprise. I had no idea that was coming. I loved the whole story line about Kyle and his adoptive brother and how close they are. On the flip side of that is Jamie and his team who are also incredibly close. Somehow the two have to mix. I loved it all. 

I also really liked how much the two guys respected one another and their ability to do their job. They are in high stress, high danger jobs and with that goes a lot of trauma...both mentally and physically. There is a tie that binds them together through that shared stress that they don't normally have in any other relationship. Every part of this story was so, so good.

This book was wonderful and it's set up an incredible series. I cannot wait for more. I love m/m books that are law enforcement/military based. This was an incredible example and I'm excited to add this series to my auto-read list.

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